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Russia to boost ties with Pakistan, supply military gear

Apr. 07, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Moscow and Islamabad will boost ties in the fight against terrorism, with Russia providing unspecified military equipment to Pakistan and the two holding joint exercises at sea and in the mountains. Sergey...

Japan's PM aims to calm China-Taiwan tension on US visit

Apr. 04, 2021 05:32 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Sunday said Taiwan's peace and stability is key to the region and that Japan will cooperate with the United States to calm rising tensions between China and Taiwan. Suga is set to meet with President Joe Biden in...

Gov. Brown declares drought in part of southern Oregon

Mar. 31, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) — Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday declared a drought in southern Oregon’s Klamath County. The declaration allows state agencies to coordinate and prioritize assistance to the region. Brown said in a news release the Klamath Basin faces one of...

UN official: Airstrikes on NW Syria border area worrying

Mar. 22, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes in northwest Syria near the Turkish border that killed a person and set afire trucks used to distribute aid targeted areas considered the safest in the rebel-held region, a top U.N. official said Monday. The strikes on several locations a day...

Rural South Carolina hospital loses $8 million in pandemic

Mar. 18, 2021 10:43 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A hospital that serves part of rural South Carolina said it lost more than $8 million last fiscal year in large part because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg said that loss from July 2019 to June 2020 should be...

Swiss police raid over hack on U.S. security-camera company

Mar. 15, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities on Monday confirmed a police raid at the home of a Swiss software engineer who took credit for helping to break into a U.S. security-camera company's online networks, part of what the activist hacker cited as an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of...

Biden joining summit with key Asia-Pacific 'Quad' leaders

Mar. 09, 2021 20:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will join the first-ever meeting of the leaders of Japan, India and Australia on Friday as he seeks greater cooperation with U.S. allies to counter China's strength in the region. Known as the “Quadrilateral Security Dialogue,”...

Diplomats: UN fails to approve call to end Tigray violence

Mar. 06, 2021 01:05 AM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attempt to get U.N. Security Council approval for a statement calling for an end to violence in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and to spotlight the millions in need of humanitarian assistance was dropped Friday night after objections from India, Russia and...

Pennsylvania extends nursing-home virus response program

Mar. 04, 2021 19:18 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Wolf administration officials said Thursday that Pennsylvania will extend a key feature of its response to coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes, albeit on a scaled-down model after federal funding ran out in December. The Regional Congregate...

More policy, less pomp as Biden and Trudeau meet virtually

Feb. 23, 2021 21:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s first bilateral meeting with Canada’s Justin Trudeau since taking office was high on policy, low on pomp and featured a very large swipe at Biden's predecessor as the coronavirus forced the two leaders to convene virtually Tuesday rather than...